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September 2013


CalAgrAbility continues to conduct Get Moving: Prevention and Pain Management Exercise Program classes at Clinica Tepati in Sacramento. The month of September will be full with Get Moving Exercise Classes, as CalAgrAbility will continue bi-monthly classes for Fibro Friends Fibromyalgia Group in Vacaville and begin classes for Rural Innovations in Social Economics (R.I.S.E.), INC in Winters and Esparto.

CalAg was represented at the Tomato Festivals in Woodland and in Fairfield. For the first time, CalAg attended Labor Rights Week at the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento. Labor Rights Week is a time for different state and federal agencies to present about labor rights for Mexican workers, whether documented or undocumented. Staff also attended Dia del Campesino (Day of the Farm Worker) in Lodi, dedicated to the farm worker community.

CalAg collaborated with Agricultural Industries Transportation Services (AITS) to provide CalVans, farm worker transportation vanpools, and educational resources to each of their vans in Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo County. These counties have an average of 22 vans, with 13-15 passenger capacity each. Each van will now have information on CalAgrAbility, including an arthritis photonovela, CalOSHA Heat Illness 5-fold cards, Hear! Here! 4-fold hearing loss cards, poison control information, and workers right information. In the future, CalAg will provide the same information to CalVans in the San Joaquin Valley.

Submitted by Martha Stiles